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Number of
4-year colleges in Ohio

431,738

Students attending
4-year colleges in Ohio

$19,876

Average
in-state tuition

$20,768

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

107 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

Total undergraduates: 5,292
Acceptance rate: 35%
Average annual cost: $33,124
Average salary: $69,900
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Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Denison University

Granville, OH

120 Forbes
Our purpose is to inspire and educate our students to become autonomous thinkers, discerning moral agents, and active citizens of a democratic society. Through an emphasis on active learning, we engage students in the liberal arts. Denison graduates are educated to be curious, resourceful, and reflective. They are well prepared for the rapidly changing

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Denison University

Granville, OH

Total undergraduates: 2,285
Acceptance rate: 34%
Average annual cost: $32,023
Average salary: $48,400
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Best colleges in Ohio 2018

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

269 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

Total undergraduates: 3,273
Acceptance rate: 82%
Average annual cost: $27,205
Average salary: $51,700
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Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

63 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Kenyon College

Gambier, OH

Total undergraduates: 1,680
Acceptance rate: 34%
Average annual cost: $28,192
Average salary: $44,300
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Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Miami University - Oxford

Oxford, OH

170 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Miami University - Oxford

Oxford, OH

Total undergraduates: 18,239
Acceptance rate: 65%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $45,200
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Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

53 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

Total undergraduates: 3,030
Acceptance rate: 28%
Average annual cost: $42,105
Average salary: $40,200
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Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Ohio State University - Columbus Campus

Columbus, OH

131 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Ohio State University - Columbus Campus

Columbus, OH

Total undergraduates: 49,185
Acceptance rate: 54%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $43,700
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Best colleges in Ohio 2018

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

245 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

Total undergraduates: 2,122
Acceptance rate: 58%
Average annual cost: $29,813
Average salary: $45,400
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Best colleges in Ohio 2018

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

171 Forbes

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

Total undergraduates: 8,660
Acceptance rate: 60%
Average annual cost: $34,019
Average salary: $51,600
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Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

254 Forbes
Xavier is a Jesuit Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Our mission is to educate each student intellectually, morally, and spiritually. We create learning opportunities through rigorous academic and professional programs integrated with co-curricular engagement. In an inclusive environment of open and free inquiry, we prepare stude

Best colleges in Ohio 2018

Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

Total undergraduates: 4,893
Acceptance rate: 68%
Average annual cost: $27,757
Average salary: $47,500
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

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